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Smart Tourism Routes Based on Real Time Data and Evolutionary Algorithms

  • Mário AmorimEmail author
  • Adriana Mar
  • Fernando Monteiro
  • Stella Sylaiou
  • Pedro Pereira
  • João Martins
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)

Abstract

Tourism is an industry that has been growing rapidly in the last few years and it is expected that it will continue to grow. Due to the evolution of technology, mobile applications are being increasingly used in all kinds of industries, being one of them tourism. Presently there are already a few mobile applications used to increase the experience of the user when visiting a place, but these mobile applications lack some important features. This paper describes the development of a mobile application with integrated routing algorithms used to increase the experience of the tourists when visiting the city of Avila, Spain. The tourist will have at their disposal real time information about all the monuments available for visit, a full set of predefined circuits with different visit times and degrees of difficulty and also the possibility to create an optimized or personalized circuit combining the user preferences such as visiting time and number of monuments to visit.

Keywords

Tourism Mobile applications Routing algorithm Real time data Optimized route 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CTS – UNINOVA Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversidade NOVA de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.School of Social SciencesHellenic Open UniversityPatrasGreece

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